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Queensland project of the year went to Ozcare Mackay by Woollam Constructions. Image – Supplied.
  • Top gong awarded to a $33 million project in Mackay
  • Provides specialist facilities for dementia care
  • Project was praised for being on time and within budget

The building and construction industry has been one of the mainstays of the Australian economy over the past year.

While the pandemic initially posed an unnerving challenge, the industry rose to the occasion.

The latest projects have been recognised in the Queensland Master Builders Awards 2021.

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Judges praised the project for “[making] it everything the residents could ask for.” Image – Supplied.
“This year’s theme Built to rise above was inspired by our members, and the projects they’ve delivered during these challenging times are testament to their talent and resilience,” said Malcolm Hull, Master Builders Mackay & Whitsundays Regional Manager.

“From sweeping homes capturing the beauty of our region, to world-class tourism facilities, inspiring sustainable projects, and individuals inspiring others, I am immensely proud of our Mackay & Whitsunday builders, tradies and everyone who is a part of what makes this industry so great,” added Mr Hull.

Mackay & Whitsunday Project of the Year

Woollam Constructions won Project of the Year for its Ozcare Mackay project, a 120 bed aged care facility that includes specialist dementia care and respite care.

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The project was praised for being delivered on time, on budget, and to a high standard. Image – Supplied.

The $33 million project also includes a coffee shop, children’s playground, cinema, bowling green, and men’s shed, and took out a second award: best Community Accommodation for Aged Care and Nursing Homes.

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Ozcare Mackay has two secure, specialised wings for dementia care, with 36 beds. The facility is expected to alleviate pressure from local services; the town is home to over 2,000 residents living with dementia.

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The judges’ commended the project for being completed on time, within budget, and to a high standard. The construction created some 150 jobs, and was praised for “keeping the majority of contract dollars in the region.”

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“A lot of thought has gone into this project to make it everything the residents could ask for,” said the judges.

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“This aged care facility has a pleasant environment and offers a great lifestyle. Great execution by the builder,” added the Judges.

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